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Summer Scholars

New Charlotte is partnering with Church at Charlotte and St. Stephen UMC to conduct a summer reading book fair at Greenway Park and Idlewild Elementary Schools. We are accepting donations of new and used children’s books ranging in level from toddler to fifth grade (ages 0 – 11 years old).

 

Here’s How You Can Help

  • If you received a bag during worship on a recent Sunday, return with new or used books on or before May 13. The biggest need is PK-3rd grade books, although all ages are accepted. 
  • Order books to be shipped to New Charlotte via our Amazon wishlist at newcharlotte.org/booklist
  • Donate during the offering or online and we will purchase books for you.
  • Volunteer at our Serve night to process books to according to reading level.
  • Join us at Greenway Park (May 22) or Idlewild (May 23) and help students choose the 5 books they can take home with them.

 

The Power of Literacy

  • 96% of 3rd graders reading on grade level will graduate on time
  • On average, students lose 2 months of reading skills over the summer
  • The third grade literacy proficiency rate is currently at 39% across CMS

 

Through participating in our Summer Scholars project, we are investing in 3 of 5 evidence-based practices that move the needle in improving children’s literacy: 

  • Active Reading
  • Summer Reading
  • Including Families in the Process

By reading 5 books during the summer, students can add 1.5 months of additional growth

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